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Skyjacked

Charlton Heston and Yvette Mimieux star as pilot and stewardess respectively of a jetliner seized by James Brolin. John Guillermin's fastpaced direction makes the most of a large group of top performers.

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Charlton Heston Yvette Mimieux James Brolin Claude Akins Jeanne Crain Susan Dey

Charlton Heston and Yvette Mimieux star as pilot and stewardess respectively of a jetliner seized by James Brolin. John Guillermin’s fastpaced direction makes the most of a large group of top performers.

Stanley R. Greenberg’s adaptation of David Harper’s novel, Hijacked , establishes early and sustains throughout the diverse personal interactions of literally dozens of characters. The dramatic device of trapping a motley group is a venerable but effective blue-print, herein made all the more compelling by a contemporary social phenomenon.

Heston is a most effective leader as the plane captain suddenly faced with a lipstick-scrawled demand for a course change to Anchorage, Alaska, where Claude Akins as a ground controller heightens the suspense of a delicate landing maneuver.

Skyjacked

Production: M-G-M. Director John Guillermin; Producer Walter Seltzer; Screenplay Stanley R. Greenberg; Camera Harry Stradling Jr; Editor Robert Swink; Music Perry Botkin Jr; Art Director Edward C. Carfagno

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 100 MIN.

With: Charlton Heston Yvette Mimieux James Brolin Claude Akins Jeanne Crain Susan Dey

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